Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Speaker
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Master painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder would often use biblical themes to depict village life as he saw it. This painting "the Sermon of Saint John the Baptist" is a good example. The viewer's attention is first drawn to the figures in the foreground, then to the river in the background and only then to John the Baptist, wearing a garment of camel hair. The audience includes Chinese and Mid-eastern listeners with their typical outfits, making this a very international gathering. The painting was created when the Iconoclast raged in the Low Countries and Protestant clergymen were touring the country, stopping in places to call for Reformation. This painting may have been inspired by one such meeting.
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Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/1530–1569), The Sermon of St John the Baptist, 1566, oil on panel, 95 cm (37.4 in) x 160.5 cm (63.2 in) Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
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